Dartmouth College maintains a number of special arrangements with various German institutions for the benefit of its own students. These include exchanges with various universities, research internships at several Max Planck Institutes, and internships with the German parliament in Berlin. There are post-graduate possibilities as well. For information about how to apply for these, as well as for generally-available opportunities, consult the links listed on the right. (These sites are restricted to users with access to the College's network).
A partial list of what is to be found there:
German Parliament Internship: eight weeks' paid work in Berlin (Fall, Winter, Spring quarters only).
Dartmouth - Max Planck Institute Internships: several annual one-term internships at the Max Planck Institutes in Martinsried (near Munich) and Jena are available to qualified Dartmouth students with sufficient background in biology or chemistry, and at least some knowledge of German.
Federation of German-American Clubs Exchange: a junior-year exchange program at a German university for academic credit in most fields; a German student comes to Dartmouth in exchange.
Dartmouth/Thayer School of Engineering Exchange Program with the University of Aachen; students can transfer credit for one term's study at Aachen toward Dartmouth's A.B. or B.E. degree. Another arrangement exists with the Universität der Bundeswehr in Hamburg.
Dartmouth Medical School Exchange Program sponsors two or three months of research at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover.
Additionally, there is information about how to apply for various other kinds of internships and post-graduate fellowships. These include:
DAAD/Fulbright Research Fellowships: Dartmouth graduates have traditionally had good success in applying for grants for a year's post-graduate study in Germany. In addition to the generally available fellowships, Dartmouth is entitled to nominate a graduating senior for a special one aimed at those interested in subjects other than German literature or culture (e.g. physics, engineering, psychology).
Fulbright Teaching Fellowships: an opportunity to teach English at a secondary school in Germany for one academic year.
Other support available to Dartmouth graduates: e.g. Reynolds, Dartmouth General Fellowship.
If you are planning to apply to a German university on your own, consult this DAAD website.
For general information about working and living in Germany, see this website, prepared by several German government agencies.
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Last Updated: 2/5/14